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Research Trends on the Thread Embedding Therapy of Low back pain in Traditional Chinese Medicine - Focusing on published articles in China

요통에 대한 매선 임상연구의 중국 현황 분석 - 중국 내(內) 출판 저널을 중심으로

  • Jun, Purumea (Clinical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Liu, Yan (Beijing Zhengyuantang Chienese Medicine Clinic) ;
  • Park, Ji-Eun (Mibyeong Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Jung, So-Young (Clinical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Han, Chang-Hyun (Clinical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine)
  • 전푸르메 (한국한의학연구원 임상연구부) ;
  • 류연 (정원당중의클리닉) ;
  • 박지은 (한국한의학연구원 미병연구단) ;
  • 정소영 (한국한의학연구원 임상연구부) ;
  • 한창현 (한국한의학연구원 임상연구부)
  • Received : 2016.09.28
  • Accepted : 2017.01.02
  • Published : 2017.02.25

Abstract

About 60% to 90% of a total population experience low back pain at least once of life, and about 35% to 79% among them experience a recurrent and chronic low back pain. thread-embedding therapy is mainly used to improve appearance or treat obesity in early stage, but recently it is also used to treat musculoskeletal pain. This study aimed to search Chinese study using thread-embedding therapy on low back pain and to analyse their methodology. Three Chinese database(CNKI(www.cnki.net), WANFANG(www.wanfangdata.com), WEIPU(www.cqvip.com)) were searched for clinical study of thread-embedding therapy up to March 2016. The characteristics of included studies and regimen of thread-embedding in those studies were analyzed. The total 21 studies (4 case studies, 16 non-randomized controlled trials, 1 randomized controlled trial) were included. All studies on thread embedding treatment of low back pain reported that its effectiveness was very good. The most frequently used acupoints was Ashi acupoints and acupoints on bladder meridian(BL) or governor vessel(GV). Thread-embedding therapy is considered very useful for low back pain in Traditional Chinese medicine. Further studies are needed to investigate the effect of thread-embedding therapy and to expand its application. This study is limited in that the literature search in the Chinese database were restricted.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine

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